Age just a number?

United States
January 17, 2007 7:18pm CST
Do you believe that age just a number? Or do you honestly think that maturity comes with age?
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14 responses
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
18 Jan 07
age is just a number because maturity does not come with age it comes with experience. i know alot of 20 years are that are very mature for their age and i know alot of 30ish people that are very immature for their age.
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• United States
18 Jan 07
haha.. I believe so too... Cause I personally see myself a bit more mature than my age, and most of the times I find guys that are of the same age quite immature.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
yes, i have to agree on that. past experiences and having been able to learn from them make us more mature, more responsible individuals. there are many middle-aged men and women i know who remain "childish" (not child-like, let me emphasize)or immature because they have not learnt how to cope or deal with their experiences.
@opinder (421)
• India
18 Jan 07
I agree. its the experiences of life that make you mature...and not the age. also...it depends from person to person.
@aquatic (165)
• India
18 Jan 07
see there are few factors which on combination gives maturity. mere age cant do anything. it is aldo responsibility with age , certain other thing happend in life make oneself mature. there are examples of yougest kid in a family , even he is grown up may be professional somewhere but he is still immature before his elders. which means maturity also depends on the area of his responsibility.
• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
So, the way i see it, you are saying that ?maturity? is something ?relative?, am i right?
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
a big yes! of course age has something to do with maturity but experience i think contribuutes well.
@kritipen (4083)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Ya, i do think age is just a number. Most people no matter how old they grow they never are matured enough.
@abhiquest (580)
• India
19 Jan 07
Age is just a number after you have entered into youth. Maturity to me is the point when you start taking responsibility of your actions towards yourself and others. And you can many aged people around who deny taking decisions, not to talk about responsibility of those decisions! There can times in your life, when you should argue with your elders, not just to show your level of maturedness but to correct them. And you would find ample examples around you where old persons have learnt from youngsters. And they appreciate it too!
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
I do not think maturity comes with age since a lot of people do not act their age. Some younger people can be pretty mature and some older people can be pretty childish. Maturity probably comes with experience and understanding.
• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
I believe on that, so... Then, the next question might be: What is the ?real age??
@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
not really believe but i see maturity within an individual not depending his/her age. i have friends who sometimes piss me cause they act like a 10-year-old. btu i also have friends with sense. mixed you know so you really cant judge people by age.
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
18 Jan 07
I think maturity comes with age, but I also think the young can be very wise sometimes
@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
18 Jan 07
Age for humans is like an expiration date for products in your local store.
• Malaysia
18 Jan 07
Maturity comes with age to a certain extent. When you've reached a certain age, say 18 or 21 it becomes only a number; perhaps an indication of how long you have left to live or how prone you are to certain diseases. I have friends who are 30 but act as though they are 50 and friends who are 40 who act like they were in their late 20s. Stay young at heart, don't lose your youth. Age becomes only a number.
@evgkol (26)
• United States
18 Jan 07
Hello! I don't ever especially think about my age, probaly because I'm still young, but I wish to tell one: It's not important how old are you and whether you have a lot of life experience! Your age is age of your soul! To my mind, knowledge, experience and degree of maturity are not important parameter of age! The Age is condition of soul! 8)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
I think your age is your age and there's nothing you can do to change that. But your attitude and the way you handle things does matter. As people age, their views about life changes too so we better see that for ourselves.
@SarahEC (545)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I don't think age bring maturity. I think that life experience brings maturity. There are people who are the same age as me but act like teenagers just because they haven't been through anything their whole lives.